Jews in Arab countries : the great uprooting

"In this new history, French author Georges Bensoussan retells the story of what life was like for Jews in the Arab world since 1850. During the early years of this time, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews were protected by law and suffered much less violen...

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Main Author: Bensoussan, Georges 1952- (Author)
Other Authors: Halper, Andrew (Translator)
Format: Print Book
Language: English
French
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Published: Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University Press [2019]
Series/Journal: Studies in antisemitism
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B Arabs / Arab countries / Jews / Interreligious relations / Minority question / History 1850-1975
Further subjects: B Jews (Arab countries) History 20th century
B Judaism Relations Islam
B Jews Persecutions (Arab countries)
B Islam Relations Judaism
B Arab countries Ethnic relations
B Jews (Arab countries) History 19th century
Summary: "In this new history, French author Georges Bensoussan retells the story of what life was like for Jews in the Arab world since 1850. During the early years of this time, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews were protected by law and suffered much less violence, persecution, and inequality. Bensoussan takes on this myth and looks back over the history of Jewish-Arab relations in Arab countries. He finds that there is little truth to the myth and forwards a nuanced history of interrelationship that is not only diverse, but deals with local differences in cultural, religious, and political practice. Bensoussan divides the work into sections that cover 1850 to the end of WWI, from 1919 to the eve of WWII and then from WWII to the establishment of Israel and the Arab Wars. A new afterword brings the history of Jewish and Arab relations into the present day. Bensoussan has determined that the history of Jews in Arab countries is a history of slowly disintegrating relationships, increasing tension, violence, and persecution"--
Part I. The gradual erosion of tradition, 1850-1914 -- 1. "Barbaric lands" -- 2. Colonized -- 3. From the enlightenment to the alliance -- 4. Jewish "subjects" -- Part II. The disintegration of a world, 1914-1975 -- Section 1. The echo of the Great War, 1914-1939 -- 5. "A new Jewish man"? -- 6. Between Europeans and Arabs: finding a space? -- 7. The 1930s: years of tension -- 8. A turn for the worse -- Section 2. Shock and collapse, 1939-1975 -- 9. In the wake of war, 1939-1945 -- 10. The turning point, 1945-1949 -- 11. Captive communities: from 1948 to the 1960s -- 12. Flight -- 13. The final act
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780253038579